Fire danger "High" in the Northwoods, DNR temporarily suspends burning permits

  • Source: WJFW-TV NBC 12 Rhinelander-Wausau
  • Published: 04/24/2017 03:49 PM

Sixty-three Wildfires burned all across the state in the last week. The DNR suspended burning permits in 44 counties Monday, including all counties in the Northwoods. The fire danger level ranged from "High" to "Very High" in most counties. DNR fire crews have been on stand-by all day Monday. "On days like today we are fully staffed and on high alert. All our stations are pre-positioning equipment. We're taking equipment from one part of the state and moving it to more critical areas. We are definitely on high alert," said Wildfire Prevention Specialist Catherine Koele.


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